Riley Keough has said she did not want to star in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic about her grandfather, Elvis Presely. Lurhmann’s forthcoming film – titled Elvis – sees Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries and Zoey 101) portraying the Mississippi-born musical legend.
Keough said that although Luhrmann consulted the Presley family members before shooting the movie, he ultimately had creative control over Elvis.
Being Presley’s granddaughter, Keough (previously The Girlfriend Experience, Zola, Mad Max: Fury Road) fielded some questions about the forthcoming film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Elvis also stars Olivia DeJonge, Tom Hanks, Yola Quartey, Kelvin Harrison Jr, and The Power of the Dog’s Kodi Smit-McPhee.